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Need to remove computer case on the Sony VPCM121AX/L to install a RAM upgrade. It has six screws on the bottom, which I removed. But I cannot tell how to get the cover off in order to get to the mamory card. Not sure if I slide it, pry it up, push some release button or what. I am trying not to break it. I contacted sony and they would not tell me. They said I have to bring it to one of their repair sites. the closes is 200 miles away. There has to be an easy way to do it, but I cannot find any help via google search.

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Locate the memory bay and remove the screws in the cover.
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Pull the hard drive out of the bay.
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This is HP Support, and the download page for the Upgrading and Servicing Guide,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1156509&

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Looking at the Bottom/Back of the computer, there is a screw to remove from the Bottom, of the Left side.
(Bottom/Left side corner)

Looking at the Bottom/Back of the computer, there is a screw to remove from the Bottom, of the Right side.
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After these three screws are removed, the Left side of the computer cover is slid back about 1/2 inch, (1.25cm), and lifted straight up.

BEFORE you reach inside! (Not shouting)

Your body carries STATIC electricity.
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TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case, to relieve your body of Static electricity.
If you get up, walk away, then return, Touch the metal frame again.

Now, do you wish to disassemble this desktop computer completely, or just remove, and replace a few hardware components?

The above Upgrading and Serving Guide from HP Support tells you, and shows you,

1) How to remove, and replace the computer cover

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3) How to remove, and replace an optical drive.
(CD/DVD Drive)

4) How to remove, and replace a PCI card, that is in a white PCI expansion slot, on the motherboard.

5) How to remove, and replace the CMOS battery

6) How to remove, and replace a Harddrive

Should you need further disassembly guidance, let me know in a comment.

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The computer MUST be unplugged from power before proceeding!

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Should you get up for any reason, walk away, then return, Touch the metal frame again.

Refrain from touching the gold plated contact pins, on the bottom of the ram stick.
You can handle the ram stick anywhere, but on those contact pins.
The ram stick is coated with a see-through plastic.
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Should you need advice on how to remove, and install ram memory, please state so in a comment. (Top right of page)

This is HP Support, and the download page for the -
Upgrading and Servicing Guide, for the Compaq Presario SR1630NX,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1122478&

On this page scroll down to - Upgrading and Servicing Guide.
Left-click right on the name.
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After you see the first page, you will note there is a download progress bar.
Let the file download all the way Before looking through it.

Should you wish to save this file to your computer, please come back, and state so in a comment.

The Upgrading and Servicing Guide has illustrations, and instructions for;
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2) Removing the Front Panel
3) Locating hardware components inside the computer
4) Removing and Adding a Drive. (Harddrive and Optical Drive)
5) Adding Memory
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Remove the casing
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